Kilimanjaro climbing machame route 6 days - Trekking in
Typ der Tour oder Aktivität: Trekking
Climbing mount kilimanjaro through machame route or any other kilimanjaro climbing route.
Climb kilimanjaro on machame route in Tanzania.Machame route is scenery beauty, high success rates and private.
Kilimanjaro Travel Safari Adventure Guides will take you to Kilimanjaro summit successful.
Climbers/Tourists doing Kilimanjaro trekking can reach Uhuru Peak, Summit at 5895m through any of Machame, Shira, Rongai, Umbwe, Lemosho or Marangu route.
Below is a detailed itinerary of Machame route plus costs.
Duration: 6 Days.
Total hiking distance: About 100 km.
This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are carried by porters and a cook prepares all your meals.
The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days.
6 Days/5 Nights Itinerary for the Machame route.
Day 1: Transfer from Arusha, Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m).
Hiking time: 7 hours.
Distance: About 18 km's.
Habitat: Montane forest.
The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You will receive a lunch pack and you can also buy mineral water in the village. Depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately.You will have a welcome lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon.
In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner, before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite.
Day 2: Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m).
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's.
You rise early at Machame camp and after breakfast you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.
Day 3: Shira (3840m) - Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m).
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert.
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). After lunch you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatisation benefit of this day becomes clear. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner.
Day 4: Barranco camp (3950m) - Barafu camp (4550m).
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (a very imposing sight at first), you make your way up this awesome looking obstacle, which in the end normally turns out easier than what you anticipated. This is the preferred route down from the summit, so remember it. Turn left up the ridge and after another hour or so, you reach Barafu Hut.
The last water stop on the route is the Karanga Valley, as there is no water at Barafu camp. Barafu is the Swahili word for 'ice' and it is a bleak and inhospitable camping area to spend the night. Totally exposed to the ever-present gales the tents are pitched on a narrow, stony, and dangerous ridge. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get some precious rest and sleep.
Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Barafu camp (4550m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m).
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak.
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka.
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent.
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.
You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100m). The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared.
Day 6: Mweka camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1980m).
Hiking time: 3 hours.
Distance: About 15 km's
After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will be served a delicious hot lunch!!
At the Mweka Gate, meet Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Officials gives you the Certificate of Achievement.
You now drive back to Arusha for a long over due hot shower, dinner, celebrations!! and Overnight.
The Price is 1480 US $
• Return airport transfers between Kilimanjaro Intl Airport and town
• 2 Nights accommodation in the hotel in Moshi, with breakfast (hikers class)
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• All National Park gate fees
• All camping fees
• Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro rescue team fees)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cooks
• Salaries for mountain crew
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain
• Hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs & sleeping mat) Toilet tent can be hired
• Climbing permit
• Certificate for your successful summit attempt
• Emergency Portable oxygen (for the duration of your climb)
• Government climbing taxes
• Travel info pack
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